Tuban is a delightful area south of Kuta and was once referred to as South Kuta. It is an area peppered with 5 star hotels and a good variety of medium priced to low priced accommodation.
It is also home to some fantastic restaurants and the Plengkung being one of them. Staying in the area is a good base for your holiday. Depending on where you are staying in Tuban, you are in walking distance of the Matahari Mall, the Discovery Mall and of course the famed WaterBomb Park. And the good thing is that you are only a short stroll from the tourist strip of Kuta/Legian.
The Bali Discovery newsletter had an excellent article about a new hotel, the Aston Inn Tuban. A three-star property tucked away behind local row shops on Jalan Kediri, in Kuta's subdistrict of Tuban, the 76 room Aston Inn Tuban is only 5 minutes from Kuta Beach or Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Functional and affordable the property comes equipped with a café, bar, spa, meeting facilities, outdoor pool & Jacuzzi, business center, Indoor tennis court and high-speed Internet access from every room.
Opening prices at the property begin from US$54 per night, including 21% tax and service and buffet breakfast for two.
Speaking at the reception, Pungky Kusuma, General Manager of the property said, "We are confident that Bali is bullish on bouncing back. Business will be stronger in up coming months, especially on the corporate market side coming from Indonesia’s major cities."
Pungky told balidiscovery.com that since commencing to receive guests from its soft-opening on April 21, 2006, the hotel and its service have earned enthusiastic endorsements from its guests.
Aston Growing in Indonesia
Aston, originally from Hawaii, entered the Indonesian market in the late nineties and is now among the fastest developing hospitality management companies in Indonesia.
Currently managing 12 hotels, resorts and villa properties in Indonesia, Aston will be opening a further 5 properties across the archipelago in 2006 and 8 more in 2007.